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by the end of the night, we'll find out if it paid off. good evening, i'm erin kiernan... and i'm dan winters... thanks for joining us... whether a front runner seals the deal, or an underdog steals the show... tonight's races will come down to turnout. especially for the democrats... we start our coverage with hillary clinton and bernie sanders - who are in a statistical tie for the lead in iowa... jannay towne is with sanders tonight... but first, lets go to lynn melling who is following the clinton campaign... and lynn... lynn we're here on the drake university campus.. where the clinton camp is getting things ready for what they hope is a victory celebration later tonight. hillary clinton was up early this morning greeting caucus goers and handing out donuts to try to sweeten the deal. clinton has been on the campaign trail in iowa for months now.. always as the presumed democratic nominee.. but in recent weeks, bernie sanders has tighted up the race.. she's setting herself apart from him by saying she is a progressive who knows how to get things done. she says she's not over-promising.. and is ready to deliver results. presidential candidate "what people talk to me about is how i'm
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going to make sure the affordable care act works and get prescription drug costs down and make college affordable and relieve student debt. that's what's on voters' minds. and that's what i'm talking about. and that seems to be what's exciting and energizing people as they move toward the caucus tonight."lynn clinton could make history tonight.. by becoming the first woman to win the iowa caucuses.. her thousands of supporters have spent the weekend knocking on doors.. to try to make that happen.. now let's head over to jannay towne at the bernie sanders camp.. jannay?? bernie sander's caucus night party is here at the holiday inn airport. the vermont senator called it a "tied ball game" heading into caucus night. he credits the success of his campaign- from low single digits to neck and neck with hillary clinton- on enthusiasm. the bernie bus made a swing by
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more than 100 town halls and meetings across the state and say 70-thousand iowans have shown up to hear his message. his political revolution is all about the fighting for the middle and working class... things like raising the minimum wage, having corporations pay their fair share of taxes. the oldest candidate in the of young iowans. he's counting on them - and other first time caucus goers- to help him stamp his ticket out of iowa. 19:51:47 we will struggle tonight if the voter is turnout is low. that's the 19:51:47 we will struggle tonight if the voter is turnout is low. that's the fact. so what is our job today? is to make that we have the highest voter turnout possible. that happens, we win. let's go get 'em sanders has certainly embraced the "feel the bern" slogan. he's hoping that enthusiasm and that energy will be felt tonight.. not just in college towns and here in des moines, but across the state. thanks jannay.... with more republican candidates in the race... the possibility of an upset is even greater... top tier candidates donald trump, ted cruz, and marco rubio hope for the
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lets check in with those campaigns... sonya heitshusen is inside donald trump's headquarters for the night... sonya.... "believing in god so important, and i've seen that much, so
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"believing in god so important, important. "believing in god so important, and i've seen that much, so important. so important. and, i have to tell you, you know i've been in iowa now for a long time, made many many trip here, many many stops, i've gotten to evangelicals have been unbelievable to donald trump. they have been unbelievable. boy, do they understand me. they understand
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set up is in full swing here at the cruz camp.... staff members have been setting up for his victory rally here at the state fairgrounds while cruz is busy making his last pitch to voters... cruz finished up his last event today in jefferson iowa encouraging voters to come out and caucus... it was the last stop of his full grassley tour--- grassley coined the name after traveling to all 99 counties and several politicians have followed his lead... for cruz visiting all of iowa's counties was a big priority... 25-41 to stand in front of the men and women in this state, to ask for your support, to make the case directly why we should stand together and to show the respect that i think any candidate who
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iowa." cruz joins several others who have also done the full grassley... in fact mike huckabee visited all 99 counties in 2008 and rick santorum in 2012..both ended up winning the iowa caucuses...we'll see if cruz has the same what's going on camp...channel 13's justin surrency.... thanks stephanie....we are at marco rubio's headquarters here at the downtown marriott...rubio staffers are getting the room set up now but they hope late momentum can power them through the night and into an upset victory similar to what mike huckabee experienced in 2008... the first term senator picked up a huge endorsement from the des moines register two weekends ago which they hope can help tonight during the caucuses...he's also been given an interesting comparison to goldilocks this past week. political pundits have said his agenda isn't too hot like a trump or cruz where they
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not too mild like a ben carson who may not be able to drum up passion or enthusiasm. he's somewhere in the middle which makes many voters feel safe. a town hall rally where he hammered home the idea of a new american century... presidential candidate "i have lived what people are facing now and i know that what we stand clinton stands for, and so if i'm our nominee we will unite this party, we will unite this country we will defeat hillary clinton or for that matter bernie sanders and i will be the next
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...he feels he is the only candidate that can take the gop party into a new direction and offer hope to defeat democratic front runner hillary clinton.... thanks justin.... all the candidates say they're confident they'll do well tonight... all the candidates say they're confident they'll do well tonight... but what do the political analysts think? political director dave price joins us live from caucus central at capital square... dave... what will we be looking
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we'll have more live coverage at six tonight... and as the caucuses start at seven, we'll begin streaming our coverage online at who tv dot com. at eight, we'll hit the airwaves as results start rolling in - on channel 13. after those votes come in all the candidates and national media will be trying to rush out of town.. they want to beat the major winter storm... dry for now but rain and snow will begin to fill in over central iowa late tonight. the heaviest snow looks to fall in the metro during the morning commute. northwest iowa will see heavy snow and strong winds throughout the day. the metro will see snow in the range of 3 to 6" and higher amounts of 8"+ will occur in northern iowa. a blizzard warning and winter storm warning will be in effect through the day on tuesday. 'were not only going to new hampshire...
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hampshire... ... scream... in a split second, the dean scream changed the course of the 20-04 presidential campaign... we'll look at more historic moments of past iowa caucuses, right after this... every four years we witness
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there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of goingto college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will bea birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an americawhere after a lifetime of labor, there is timefor rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carriesso much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our hearts. and that journey begins here in iowa. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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thank you. ...some propel candidates to the top, others contribute to their demise. sonya heitshusen takes
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just 34 votes separated the winner and the second place finisher in the 2012 republican caucus, which led to a late night for political junkies and journalists. mitt romney was originally declared the winner... but this year - there was - 16-days after the caucus rick santorum was declared the real winner. howard dean was the favorite to win the democratic caucus in 2004... but placed third... and then went on a rant that many say doomed the rest of deans campaign.
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harkin gave dean what looked like a reluctant thumbs up... but dean withdrew from the race about a month and a half later. harkin himself ran for president in 1992... making him the hometown favorite in the democratic caucus, which diminished the appeal of the contest to other candidates. harkin easily clinched the caucus title... but bill clinton went on to win the whtiehouse. in 2008... a packed field of 11- candidates stumped in iowa. mike huckabee won the republican caucus by picking up votes from christian conservatives... and by picking up his guitar. but barack obama pulled out the upset... in part by harnessing the youth vote through social media. the list of caucus moments goes on and on... from signing babies...
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who knows what moments the 20-16 caucus might bring. a blizzard warning is in effect for tuesday for those north and west of the des moines metro. moderate to heavy snow is expected at times and wind speeds will increase as well. winds will be strong from the north-northeast at 20 to 30 mph, gusts to 40 mph. this will create very difficult driving conditions all day on tuesday and for the start of wednesday. a winter storm warning is in effect for those southwest and southeast of des moines until tuesday night. tonight skies will be mostly cloudy with some areas of light rain showers developing. as temperatures drop down to the freezing mark by early morning, the rain will transition to snow. the snow will continue through the morning commute. this is when it will be heaviest in the des moines metro. heavy snow will continue in northwest iowa through the day on tuesday. totals will be in the 3 to 6"
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
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the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper... but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom whodesperately needs a raise...
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the student with amountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton.
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country.. and one man wears that passion on his sleeve... or more like his vest.... next, we'll introduce you to the man known as dr. vote... and tell you how dumpster diving helps fill his political collection.... car repairs, home improvements, a family trip ...it's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal and for five years rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. he's just not ready to be president.
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presidential candidates.... perhaps no one in the state better displays it than an ankeny man ... channel 13's jodi whitworth has more button...
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thousand buttons... this is john olsen... thats a but in the political world... he's better known as... doctor vote don't left the outfit fool ya... he takes his collection washington d-c 25 years ago... in a political memorabilia shop... 345825 - and i have been bit by the bug ever since or should i say stuck by the button - john olsen a iowa ---and his collection grew. 443205 - i was like im in iowa, the caucuses... yes if it's political ... it's collectable... olsen's basement in ankeny is
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the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper... but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom whodesperately needs a raise... can't wait. the student with amountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street.
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as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
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